God remembered Noah, all those alive, and all the animals with him in the ark. God sent a wind over the earth so that the waters receded.
The springs of the deep sea and the skies closed up. The skies held back the rain.
References for Genesis 8:2
The waters receded gradually from the earth. After one hundred fifty days, the waters decreased;
and in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day, the ark came to rest on the Ararat mountains.
The waters decreased gradually until the tenth month, and on the first day of the tenth month the mountain peaks appeared.
After forty days, Noah opened the window of the ark that he had made.
He sent out a raven, and it flew back and forth until the waters over the entire earth had dried up.